Multi-faceted comedian and actor Eddie Izzard and multiple award-winning actress Frances Conroy will guest-star on the Showtime series “United States of Tara.”
Izzard will appear in eight episodes and Conroy in one episode of the third season opposite Toni Collette, last year’s Emmy Award winner and this year’s Emmy nominee for her role as Tara Gregson, a wife and mother who struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
Izzard will play Tara’s brilliant psychology professor who is at first a DID skeptic, but becomes fascinated with Tara as a subject, leading him to further explore the condition.
Conroy will star as Max Gregson’s (John Corbett) mother, a recluse with a compulsive hoarding problem.
Production on season three begins mid-September in Los Angeles for a 2011 premiere.